Written by Mark Laming
Swapping the grey skies of Croydon for the Costa Brava resort of Tossa de Mar, ex-funeral director William believes he has finally escaped his ultimate nightmare.
At long last happiness is within his grasp. His seemingly perfect new life soon disintegrates when he falls in love with bestselling author, Sarah Barney. His desperate measures to draw a line under his own difficult past, prevent him from helping Sarah with her own demons. Each has a history they would rather forget that stalks their every move.
With payback time for William drawing closer, his dilemma is whether to reveal the truth or add to the lies.
Intriguing & Endearing!
This is so much more than just a romance; it’s rather an intriguing read!
William is a funeral director. It’s the family business – not a career of his choosing and not one he’s ever coveted; more one which was foisted upon him and he just got on with it. Now he has his son working alongside him, he can surely manage a little time for himself without things going belly up – or can he? Fast forward a few years and William is a different man, living in warmer climes but feeling lonely until he meets author Sarah Barney and falls in love. With neither of them revealing their true past, will life together always be on an even keel – or might they find themselves in stormy waters?
This is a really puzzling read with a good spread of varied and interesting characters. I really enjoyed Mark Laming’s style of writing and how he kept a lid on the mystery within all the way through, never giving an inkling of what was to come! A well-written novel with an intricate – but wholly believable – plot is always a welcome distraction and this fits that bill perfectly. An endearing story, and one which will definitely make me seek more from this author. I particularly loved how nothing was left hanging in the balance making the book a complete read. Excellent .. and fully worthy of four stars!
My thanks to author Mark Laming for my copy of his novel; this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 340 pages
- Publisher: Blossom Spring
- Publication Date: 9 December 2018
- Purchase Links: Waterstones
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My third novel is to be published later in the year and is set in Ohio and New York.
My passion has always been writing and I am unable to imagine a day without putting the laptop through its paces. As a young boy I remember hiding in the wings of my father’s theatre in Harrogate, staring in awe at the actors rehearsing for a show that he had written. Irrefutably, a tiny slice of his magic, thankfully, rubbed off on me and became the catalyst for my storytelling.
Over the years I have gone on to produce over two hundred short stories, three novels and I am in the process of writing another one. Four of these stories were recorded in 1997 on the Shirley Ludford Show for broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire Sound. More recently I have become a regular contributor to a Dorset magazine group. My interests include horology and being grandfather to four colourful characters who continually test my mind and bank account!
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